Kapi‘olani Community College Liberal Arts students can graduate with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, complete subject certificates, transfer into a college or university, and best of all continue to be lifelong learners.
Liberal Arts students graduate with an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. The graduation requirements for an A.A. degree are 60 credits of 100 to 200 level courses and an overall grade point ratio of 2.0. Liberal Arts student may maximize their degree by completing an Academic Subject Certificate in Asian Studies or Hawaiian/Pacific Island Studies.
Liberal Arts students transfer to four-year colleges and universities to complete a bachelor's degree. Students taking courses for the A.A. degree meet the general education requirements at the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and Hilo. (See "UH Manoa Pre-Transfer Tracks" for more information.) The A.A. degree may also meet the general education requirements at colleges and universities outside the UH system as well.
Former Liberal Arts students have transferred locally into the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, West O'ahu, and Hilo. Others have transferred into Hawai`i Pacific University and Chaminade University. Liberal Arts students are also enrolling in universities outside the state of Hawai`i such as Lewis and Clark in Oregon, the University of California Berkeley and the University of California at Los Angeles in California, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, to name a few.
“As a graduate student of Liberal Art, I think the degree helped me establish a basic foundation to achieve my goals. It also helped me with my bachelor's degree in Microbiology at University of Hawai`i at Manoa as well as pharmacy school.”
– Henry Huang
Former KCC student
Currently a Pre-Pharmacy student at UH Manoa
“I was among those who didn't know what to do with my life, that's why I didn't go to a University. I went to KCC to try and find what I wanted to do while completing my general education requirements and saving money. The counselors at KCC were so wonderful because they helped me find what I wanted to do, and now I'm on my way to San Francisco State University.”
– Fall 2003 Liberal Arts graduate
Transferring to San Francisco State University in Spring 2004